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April 7, 2012

Mrs. Adler Lies!

Such a sweet looking old lady…

Mrs. Adler's Gefilte Fish label: 21 piece - institutional pack

Above is the label from a can of gefilte fish that we bought for the holidays. A large can, to be sure, but not (as I discovered, upon opening it) a can containing 21 pieces of gefilte fish. Nor 20 pieces. 14 pieces of gefilte fish … in a can labeled as containing 21.

Wars have started over more trivial affronts.

Posted by distler at April 7, 2012 2:39 AM

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Re: Mrs. Adler Lies!

Interesting…..never heard of gefilte fish as a staple before.

We’ve prepared the entire raw mix, using premium quality white fish or salmon, fresh from the sea…Remember Grandma’s homemade Gelifilte

But yes a war….wouldn’t there be laws in the US with regard to false advertising? Jewish laws around this?


Posted by: Platohagel on April 7, 2012 7:17 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Mrs. Adler Lies!

naaaaah Mrs. Adler didn’t lie! She included 21 pieces!
Black box or can of Gefilte fish: 21 pieces input - and then a miracle occurs - 14 pieces output.
Solution to Black box or can of Gefilte fish: Mr. Adler came along and snuck out 7 pieces, closing the can back up so he wouldn’t catch grief from her!

Posted by: Dee on April 14, 2012 3:43 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Mrs. Adler Lies!

I would have thought 7 fewer pieces of gefilte fish would be a bonus.

Posted by: Tybalt on April 16, 2012 11:43 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Mrs. Adler Lies!

Mrs. Adler’s #10 Gefilte Fish 14 ct. has the UPC 071956210218 while Mrs. Adler’s #10 Gefilte Fish 21 ct. has the UPC 071956210232 — apparently the can you purchased was mislabelled at the cannery; however both cans have the same weight and retail price. Canneries do make mistakes — about a year ago I found a tiny steel nut in my can of mustard greens … I am guessing that the cannery had a tiny loose bolt in its machinery.

Posted by: David Brown on April 21, 2012 10:50 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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